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Courtesy: Mitsuichem
Mitsui Chemicals making production facility for LGFPP

24th Sep 2018

Mitsui Chemicals is establishing a new production facility for long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at the Ohio plant of its US subsidiary Advanced Composites. The new facility, with capacity of 3,500 tons per year, will be completed in September 2019. LGFPP is a lightweight material, already being used in unpainted insides of rear car...

Courtesy: Core Industrial Partners
Core takes over Midwest Composite Technologies

18th Sep 2018

Core Industrial Partners (Core), a Chicago-based private equity firm, has taken over Midwest Composite Technologies (MCT), a leading additive manufacturer of prototype and low-volume production components founded in 1984, establishing an industry technology 4.0 platform that it plans to build upon. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kelheim to show transparent viscose fibre at Dornbirn
Kelheim to show transparent viscose fibre at Dornbirn

3rd Sep 2018

Bavarian speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present ‘Leonardo’—the transparent viscose specialty fibre at the upcoming Global Fiber Congress at Dornbirn. Dr. Ingo Bernt from the company’s R&D team will present Leonardo at the event to be held from September 12-14, 2018. Kelheim is the world’s leading producer of viscose speciality...

Courtesy: Haydale
Haydale installs lab for elastomers in Loughborough

28th Aug 2018

Haydale, the global advanced materials group, has installed and commissioned a two-roll lab mill at its site in Loughborough, UK. This will allow Haydale to compound nanomaterials into a range of elastomers for use in property improvements, such as thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and increased mechanical performance desired by customers.

Courtesy: LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell takes over A Schulman

27th Aug 2018

LyondellBasell has taken over A Schulman, a global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders. The acquisition more than doubles LyondellBasell's existing compounding business and broadens the company's reach into high-margin end markets such as automotive, construction materials, electronic goods and packaging.

Courtesy: Solvay
Low Rhine water levels may affect Solvay’s polyamides

22nd Aug 2018

Advanced materials and specialty chemicals company Solvay is expecting its polyamides activities to be temporarily impacted by the severe drop in water levels along the Rhine river following the persistent heat and drought in Central Europe. Rhine begins in the southeastern Swiss Alps and empties into the North Sea flowing through the German Rhineland.

Courtesy:Garware Fibres
Garware Technical Fibres' PBT grows 20.1% in Q1FY19

16th Aug 2018

The profit before tax (PBT) of Garware Technical Fibres has grown 20.1 per cent to Rs 46.2 crore in the first quarter of 2019 as compared to Rs 38.4 crore in the same quarter last year. The company's net sales was up by just 0.4 per cent to Rs.244.3 crore in the first quarter of 2019 as compared to Rs 243.2 crore in the corresponding period of last...

Courtesy: Thai Acrylic Fibre
TAF & Bulliontex to offer outdoor fabrics in Thailand

9th Aug 2018

Thai Acrylic Fibre (TAF), developer of acrylic fibres, and Bulliontex, a leading textile group, have joined hands to offer highest quality outdoor fabrics for Thailand market. These fabrics, made with TAF’s Durashine fibre, a superior quality solution dyed acrylic fibre, are used for applications like awnings, outdoor furniture, marine fabrics, and so...

Courtesy: Albany International
Albany second quarter sales grow 18.9%

7th Aug 2018

Albany International has recorded net sales of $256.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 18.9 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. Excluding the impact of the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) and currency translation effects, the company's net sales increased 17.0 per cent.

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